Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I have 3 weeks off this summer - I can't believe it is half over already! Sob! It has been such a good time to spend with family and get some projects scratched off my 'to do' list. We spent the first part of our vacation visiting Papa Bill & Jo Jo in New Orleans. We had a great time!

Eating 'Yay Yays' at Cafe Du Mond, MMmmmmm. I apologize for the picture quality, it was about 3 days into the trip before I realized my lens was foggy...oops.

Eating snow cones! Yummy!

Fortunately, H wasn't big enough to cruise this around the block... I'm not ready for that!

We went swimming at least twice a day everyday we were there, it was so nice! H really warmed up to the pool and thought it was hilarious that Molly (notice dog in background) always jumped in the pool with us.

My 16 year old dog, DJ! It is kind of amazing that she is still alive. She seems significantly older every time I see her, I guess that's what happens when one year is actually 7.

When we got home we got busy doing a lot of the things I have wanted to to but haven't been able to do when I am working. We went to the library and checked out a bunch of books. H LOVES to read. I wanted to make him a bag where he could keep all of his library books and also need to make myself a book bag for school next fall. So, I was experimenting with making a tote bag and didn't want to purchase fabric in case I totally botched the pattern so I deconstructed an old pair of capris to make this bag

It turned out better than expected, but I wish I had made it with a liner. I've been busy working on my sewing projects, I even got a jump start on some Christmas projects I want to make for gifts. Still no guarantee they will be finished by Christmas though.

The other big development is that we started looking at houses a few weeks ago and just signed the contract on our first home yesterday! We are really excited and hope that everything works out for us to close on this house at the end of August.

We feel so blessed to have the opportunity to live in a house like this! It is an incredible home in a great location next to really good schools. It is easy to imagine kids growing up in a house like this!

Looking forward to living up my final week of vacation and going to Pennsylvania to visit Elyse & Stephen and celebrate the big 30 with Stephen! I heart you vacation!


  1. love all the pics!
    So glad you guys are visiting the library. :) The bag is really cute!
    Excited for you all about the house -can't wait to see it!

  2. What a cute bag! And congrats on the house!! How fun!

    You are officially on the texting list when Carter decides to come. Pray it's sooner than her due date. We are so ready to meet her!

  3. So excited for you guys!! Wow - that is really great! Can't wait to see your new home one day! :)

  4. Awesome bag & congrats on the house! Keep sharing your crafty projects... I love to see them. :)

  5. For some reason I didn't see the end of this post when I first read it and missed the house! How exciting!! Hope you are having a great time in PA! Happy Birthday Stephen!